Report that describes how well social work services are performing and what people who use services think about them. The messages are clear; the majority of people of all ages who use services and their carers have valued them and think they have made positive differences to their lives. Staff who provide services are committed and look for ways to improve the services they offer to people.
UK Government document providing local authorities with a framework for determining eligibility for adult social care in England and setting out how local authorities should carry out assessments and reviews and help people through these processes.
Report about service users’ experience and views of involvement in shaping services, and the experiences and views of commissioners when involving users. The research points to what is currently happening and what might be possible in the future shape of commissioning.
Document exploring the possible impact of the National Dementia Strategy for England on people according to their age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation with a view to ensuring that implementation of the strategy takes account of any potential issues and informs continuing efforts to lessen inequality.
Report presenting the findings of a review which was set up to assess whether services were adequately meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in Wales.
In particular, its aim was to discover how comprehensive, accessible and effective services were and whether robust mechanisms were in place for managing service delivery and improvement.
Workbook intended to help local authorities and health organisations to improve their strategic commissioning of non-acute services for adults and re-balance services to make them more person-centred.
Set of three separate papers looking at the development and delivery of personalised services and approaches. The first paper considers what personalisation is and what areas need to be aligned to bring about real user engagement, flexibility and improved outcomes.
The second discusses the role of commissioning in transforming services to meet future needs and the third examines commissioning in greater detail and identifies the issues which arise at an operational level and which might need to be addressed.
Guide listing and describing the minimum elements essential for providing high quality sexual assault referral centres for victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse in England, including forensic medical examination.
Paper intended to provoke discussion on whether and how the recurring barriers to, and enablers of, effective delivery of health improvement pinpointed through evaluations of national initiatives in Scotland over recent years can be appropriately addressed.
Workbook intended to help local authority and health partners gather data from across the whole system in order to assist capacity planning and inform local commissioning plans when considering learning disability services.